|Lawrence Basham||Ilkley Trail Race organiser||Other nominations were:|
Jann Smith - new club vests
Jane Bryant - coaching and encouragement
Neil Chapman - coaching and encouragement
Helen Waddington - V45 winner at John Carr
Hilda Coursey - 1st V60 at Odda and ITR
Ben Sheppard - Jack Bloor, ITR and OCT results
Alison Weston - OCT result
Jane McCarthy - OCT result
Petra Bijsterveld - V50 winner at John Carr
Dave Wilby - Buttermere Sailback and Isle of Jura results
Will Worboys - PBs at John Carr and ITR and training
Harry Maslen - Silver medal in decathlon England U20 Combined Events Championships
|Jack Cummings||Race results: John Carr, Jack Bloor, Ilkley Trail Race|
The second race in the BOFRA Championship season. Results ...
(1 14:45 Jack Smith, Wharfedale Harriers) 12 19:17 Mark Mon-Williams 59 finished
From Duncan Cooper ... (FRA English Championship Race) Results ...
(1 2:44:01 Rob Hope, Pudsey & Bramley) 165 4:02:46 Duncan Cooper 199 4:13;49 Kate Archer 274 5:09:23 Sarah Edwards 292 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:17 Andrew May, Valley Striders AC) 28 19:43 Sally Malir 2nd F 446 ran Sheffield Hallam (1 16:54 Jamie Hall, Sheffield University Bankers HC) 123 23:15 Laura King (junior) 540 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 16:49 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 13 21:15 Theo Clay (junior) 242 31:31 Abby Clay (junior) 369 ran Leeds Roundhay Park (1 17:36 Christopher Russell, U/A) 36 21:52 Geoffrey Howard 273 ran Hilly Fields Lewisham (1 17:22 Philip Sanders, Kent AC) 2 18:01 Alex Hirst 164 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:07 Callum Hattersley U/A) 18 22:41 Harry Sime 19 22:42 Robert Sime 35 25:11 Alex Hyde 45 26:32 Charlotte Smithson 56 27:37 Emma Curran 61 28:57 Dylan Shinn (junior) 114 ran Corby (1 18:53 Neil Hume, Garden City Runners) 23 23:31 Graham Parton 79 ran Fountains Abbey (1 16:14 Jason Cherriman, Leeds City AC) 70 23:54 Norman Bush 280 ran
A bigger field than for some years, and a wonderful £2500 raised for the race charity. Full results now on the Trail Race page.
(1 41:15 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 7 42:36 Alex Sinclair 1st MU23 11 44:00 Ben Sheppard 16 44:59 Jack Cummings 22 46:19 Rob Cunningham 23 46:29 Steve Coy 32 47:08 Jim Ryder 40 48:06 John Hayes 46 48:29 David Foyston 50 48:41 Michael Lomas 70 50:04 Jonathan Sinclair 72 50:25 Jane Mccarthy 75 50:33 Kate Archer 79 50:58 Michael Duffield 85 51:38 Tom Worboys 92 52:21 Steve Newell 95 52:37 Jann Smith 1st W45 120 54:29 Geoffrey Howard 1st V70 132 54:57 Philip Hirst 136 55:12 Hannah Partner 141 55:42 Mike Baldwin 146 56:10 Will Worboys 188 59:16 Rosie Darwood 191 59:31 Chris Cunningham 198 60:01 Adela Peperecki 202 60:27 Sarah Hayes 203 60:39 John Woodward 213 62:00 Sarah Haines 216 62:25 Steph Gledhill 224 63:30 Elaine Cossins 243 65:48 Alex Hyde 244 65:48 Ellen Clarke 253 66:38 Hilda Coulsey 1st W60 255 66:41 Sue Morley 261 67:11 Paul Sugden 282 70:02 Sue Williamson 291 71:18 Julie Elmes 294 71:45 Kate Lofthouse 300 73:01 Fiona Schneider 307 73:57 Sally Lynch 319 76:31 Sally Wright 337 finished
An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
Well done to Clare Smith who did the LDWA Red Rose 100 in 30h 33mins, we hear.
From Shirley Wood ... Harry Maslen competed in the England U20 Combined Events Championships in Bedford over the weekend (decathlon). On day 1 Harry achieved 3 personal best performances in the 100m (11.26); shot (13m.15) and 400m (50.15) and with strong results in his long jump (6m.53) and high jump (1m.88) he finished the day with 3688 points and 200 points clear of second place.
The second day started strong with a PB in his 110 Hurdles (15.45) and a good discus (35m.19). Pole Vault is normally an event that Harry would expect to pick up 500-600 points however failing to clear any height left him with no chance of taking the championship title. Now back in 4th place he ended the day by producing two of the most amazing performances of his career. In the javelin he threw 51m.89 (a PB by over 5m) and in the 1500m he ran 4:38.98 (a PB by 16 secs). He finished the event with 6355 points and stood on the podium in silver medal position. He was also crowned Northern Combined Events champion.
This was his first competitive decathlon of the season and showed that all the winter training under the guidance of Sam Stanislav is paying off. Although clearly disappointed with a couple of aspects of his performance he is already looking forward to other competitions to make amends. Many congratulations from everyone at Ilkley Harriers on such an outstanding weekend.
From Dave Wilby ... I travelled up for the Jura Fell Race this weekend, which took place in reasonable conditions despite preceding weeks of wet weather making the course a touch damp in places. A bit of cloud on the tops kept everyone on their toes navigationally but didn't prevent some commanding performances. Jasmin Paris went astray early on but still had enough in the tank to finish a superb 6th overall and take almost 2 minutes off Angela Mudge's course record in 3:38. Finlay Wild took the overall honours by 15 minutes in 3:13. My own run went well, I ran conservatively for the first 5 peaks and then emptied what little was left in the tank over the last 2 summits and the 5.5km road run back to the finish. I managed to take a couple of minutes off my PB but more importantly claim the sub-4hr prize of an engraved whisky glass, finishing 14th in 3:56.
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 17:07 Tom Eames, West Suffolk AC) 36 19:50 Adrian Bastow 126 22:54 Harry Stead (junior) 188 25:01 John Marshall 446 finishers Bradford Lister Park (1 16:52 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 12 20:18 Theo Clay (junior) 273 31:04 Alex Hyde 445 finishers Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:08 Alan Walsh, Wharfedale Harriers) 3 19:12 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 28 22:31 Harry Sime 29 22:32 Robert Sime 80 28:36 Jacob Smithson (junior) 81 28:38 Charlotte Smithson 143 finishers Fountains Abbey (1 17:19 Allen Bush, U/A) 43 22:53 Norman Bush 66 24:06 Alison Eagle 280 finishers Bracknell (1 17:30 Ben Martin-Dye, Bracknell Forest Runners) 80 25:47 Emily Elmes (junior) 87 26:17 Julie Elmes 249 finishers
Just a note that entries are open and filling up fast (nearly 100 of 250 places gone already.) See our Aquathlon page.
From Jann Smith ... here's a 'sneak preview' of the new Ilkley Harriers vest which is being developed (by Jann, and) the Complete Runner. The new vest will be made using a new printed process rather than being panelled like the previous ones so it should chafe/rub less across the chest and will be in a nice lightweight fabric. It will be available in men's, women's and kids' sizes to buy at The Complete Runner, Ilkley in a short while. We are also trying to develop a new t-shirt too.
Another great win for Jack Wood. Results ...
1 31:32 Jack Wood 25 37:02 Andrew Merrick 33 37:50 Andrew Sheldon 51 38:58 Tom Worboys 84 41:19 Caz Farrow 89 41:34 Paul Stephens 91 41:46 Will Worboys 99 42:08 Philip Hurst 121 43:36 Julie Watson 127 43:54 Keith Wood 136 44:16 Caroline Craske 147 44:44 Adrian Weatherly 156 45:14 Sarah Hayes 195 47:56 James Rochfort 196 47:57 Geoffrey White 208 48:43 Nick Mellor 215 49:16 Allison Ricci 226 50:15 Sandra Rochfort 240 51:26 Paul Sugden 285 56:38 Don Macrae 288 56:58 Emma O'Looney 300 59:30 Laura Dawes 306 61:10 Claire Murphy 312 ran
From Dan Wilkinson (pictured) ... A cracking little evening race with a bit of everything, fast and furious start through the streets of the village, a drag up to the summit and then some tracks over open moorland, road, and then finally a sprint along the canal to the finish field. Highly recommended! Results ...
(1 26:05 Matt Lockyer, P&B) 5 27:25 Dan Wilkinson 48 35:14 Mike Baldwin 86 finishers
From Petra Bijsterveld ... The John Carr series at Esholt provides plenty of opportunities for points, prizes and PB's every year. A very fast 5K course with a downhill finish, it is a true 'lactate zone, eyeballs out' effort which makes me ask myself repeatedly how I manage to enjoy it so much. It is certainly not the 25 minutes (in my case) of sheer pain. Perhaps it is the snickers bar at the end that keeps me coming back for more! This year the first race was a YVAA championship event, the second was a counter in our own Harriers league, and the third just had to be run to get the bottle of ale, and have a chance to win a series category prize. Over the 3 weeks Ilkley Harriers collected a bounty of silverware and chocolate for the juniors, as well as a crop of new PB's. Sadly there was a hitch with the tape measure at the first race which had to be declared short which was a disappointment for those who ran a PB. Thankfully several people managed to run an equal or better time in the 2nd race despite it being longer, notably Paul Sugden who brilliantly broke the 24 minute barrier! The short first race did not stop Ilkley vets winning YVAA trophies: Geoff Howard, Jann Smith, Sally Morley, Helen Waddington and myself were the lucky recipients. At the second race there were notable performances from Euan Brennan and Jack Cummings, coming 1st and 2nd in their youth and junior categories, and from Sally Morley again. Jack was the first Harrier home last night at the 3rd race and won his MJ category, with strong running from fellow younsters Cameron Reilly, Oscar Stapleton and Bethan Morley. Sally Morley and Jann Smith were second again in their age categories. Last night prizes were awarded for the series, Sally Morley was 2nd woman overall as well as 1st in the F40 category, a brilliant achievement. Helen Waddington 1st F45 and yours truly 1st F50. Mark Iley 3rd M50 and Cameron Reilly 1st MY.
(1 15:36 Jamil Parapia, Otley AC) 17 17:07 Jack Cummings 1st MJ 64 18:25 Sally Morley 2nd F40 66 18:31 Cameron Reilly 1st MY 73 18:45 Mark Iley 74 18:48 Oscar Stapleton 2nd MY 105 19:25 Arthur Reilly 111 19:31 Steve Newell 131 19:54 Ben Joynson 139 20:05 Mike Helme 152 20:20 Jann Smith 2nd F45 188 21:24 Bethan Morley 2nd FY 192 21:27 Harry Stead (junior) 193 21:28 Nicky Hopwood 208 21:44 Darryl Stead 221 22:09 Andrew Wilson 223 22:11 Jean Sullivan 234 22:28 Helen Waddington 255 23:25 Nea Weston (junior) 273 24:07 Paul Sugden 307 25:30 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50 313 25:48 Ella Shouler-Harris (junior) 386 finished Final positions (3 races) 31 Sally Morley 1st F40, 2nd F 32 Mark Iley 3rd V50 33 Cameron Reilly 1st MY 49 Arthur Reilly 83 Harry Stead 100 Helen Waddington 1st F45 118 Paul Sugden 137 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50
From Petra Bijsterveld ... I was the only Harrier this morning at this mixed terrain 10 miler. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have run this race and I can recommend it to those who like an undulating mix of road and good trails with some lovely scenery thrown in, as the course takes you through Studley Royal. Well organized with chip timing and a nice mug as a momento this year.
(1 58:48 Mike Jefferies, U/A) 244 94:02 Petra Bijsterveld 355 ran
Ewan Welsh reports ... Three 'arriers embraced the Montane Trail marathon and half marathon (distances are roughly) in the Howgills on Sunday, Lyn Donohue came home as 1st FV50, Ewan Welsh and Mike Baldwin decided to adopt some metaphorical tree hugging and ran around together, there was even a joint combined effort in missing a marker and adding a bit more distance and time through a very nice wood.
The half marathon route is rather enjoyable, long climb at the start out of Sedbergh (long and sweeping I would say) a couple of sharp descents, then a long run in along undulating single track, followed by a few miles down by the river, a lap of Sedbergh, followed by a wee uphill lane before the run into the finish. I believe the marathon extended into another climb or two then onto the same run in. I would say both events are another couple of excellent races on our doorstep, easy drive up, no big crowds, easy parking etc, fine scenery and a quality post race spread with a very pleasant all round friendly ambience, I've pencilled it in for another go. Results ...
Half Marathon (1 1:48 Jonathon Cox, Eden Harriers(he won by 8 mins)) 26 2:29 Ewan Welsh 29 2:30 Mike Baldwin 4th V50 107 ran Marathon (1 3:39 Daniel Miller) 123 5:50 Lynn Donohue 1st F50 59 ran
Well done to Tom Adams, part of Yorkshire's Gold-winning men's team, Jemima Elgood in Yorkshire's Gold-winning FU16 team, and Joanna and Lucy Williamson in the FU18 Silver team. More results, narrative, and photos on the Woodentops website.
Men (1 45:26 Andrew Dougla, Scotland West) 3 47:14 Tom Adams 87 ran FU18 (1 20:48 Heidi Davies, Brecon) 6 24:36 Lucy Williamson 8 26:17 Joanne Willimason 13 ran FU16 (1 21:57 Scarlet Dale, Cumbtria) 2 22:09 Jemima Elgood 15 ran
From Hilda Coulsey ... another first for Jack Wood. An excellent entirely off-road, local, friendly run where we braved a gusty chilly wind with lots of up hills, over fields and through bluebell woods. A brilliant Saturday morning. Results ...
1 39:19 Jack Wood 10 46:30 Alex Hirst 25 48:21 David Chandler 27 48:38 Ben Joynson 66 54:05 Outi Kamarainen 77 54:56 Phil Hirst 89 56:40 Adela Reperecki 1st F50 110 60:01 Peter Lewis 123 60:55 Stephanie Fox 149 65:32 Hilda Coulsey 1st F60 157 66:37 Paul Sugden 236 finished
An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
From Paddy Hagan ... Inspired by the Jack Bloor's on Tuesday and with so much choice on Saturday, I went for this local event, the only one where drinking a pint at the end was a part of the race! Jonathan Sinclair and Alec also ran (Alec 3rd home!). (Times not up yet. Ted Mason won.)
From Dick Waddington ...
The Old County Tops is a classic race starting in Langdale and taking in Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and The Old Man of Coniston. It's pretty long at 56km or so and may be 3500m of climbing. You race in pairs and I teamed up with Ben Sheppard, with Alison Weston and Jane McCarthy forming one of a handful of ladies teams. Paul Calderbank ran with Tom Hollins from Wharfedale. It was the first time on this one for Ben, Jane and me and the first race over 25 miles for Jane and me.
The conditions must have been good, because the records for ladies pair and mixed pair were broken. It's a beautiful and varied route with some of the steepest, longest grassy descents I've ever come across. The crowd on Scafell Pike was so big it was hard to pick out the marshalls at the check point. Down in the wilds of upper Eskdale it was much quieter - especially on the route I took Ben on (he showed great confidence and support in my flawed navigational plan on more than one occasion).The feed station at Cockley Beck was well stocked with tea, sandwiches and flapjack and the marshalls were all very jolly and enthusiastic. Even the marshals on top of the Old Man of Coniston were smiling as they lay in their tents with only heads poking out. The wind was strong and cold up there.
If they were giving prizes to the Ilkley Harriers, Alison would get hard as nails fell runner for head butting a rock about half way round and carrying on despite lots blood, and grimaces from the squeamish. Ben and Jane would share the prize for looking as fresh as daisies at the finish. I would get the prize for flawless execution of a flawed navigational plan. Ben and I got home in just under 9 hours and Jane and Alison about 40 minutes later, with Paul and Tom between the two. Many thanks to Brian Melia for putting us up at the Gritstone Club hut on Friday and for some very welcome support from Helen Waddington. Results ...
(1 6:48:22 Adam Perry, Holme Hill & Martin Mikkelson-Barron, Borrowdale) 32 8:58:16 Ben Sheppard & Dick Waddington 47 9:27:29 Paul Calderbank (& Tom Hollins, Wharfedale) 53 9:39:35 Alison Weston & Jane McCarthy 84 teams finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor (1 16:36 John Sanderson, Guildford and Godalming AC) 32 19:57 Adrian Bastow PB 35 20:06 Tom Worboys 435 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:25 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC) 3 19:50 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 21 22:42 Harry Sime 22 22:43 Robert Sime 47 25:15 Alex Hyde 151 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:18 Mike Appleton, Ripon Runners) 53 23:30 Norman Bush 89 25:29 Emily Elmes (junior) PB 96 25:45 Julie Elmes PB 246 ran
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Results ...
(1 15:41 Marc Fenwick, Tyne Bridge Harriers) 18 16:57 Euan Brennan (junior) 1st MY 24 17:13 Jack Cummings (junior) 2nd MJ 60 18:23 Sally Morley 2nd F40 62 18:27 Oscar Stapleton (junior) 63 18:29 Mark Iley 70 18:40 Stephen Coy 94 19:20 Cameron Reilly (junior) 97 19:28 Arthur Reilly 110 19:51 Tom Worboys 130 20:22 David Chandler 149 20:46 Will Worboys 151 20:48 Geoff Howard 1st M70 159 21:01 Phil Hirst 171 21:22 Harry Stead (junior) 199 22:15 Jean Sullivan 207 22:21 Helen Waddington 251 23:55 Paul Sugden PB 254 24:10 Nick Mellor 263 24:26 Nea Weston (junior) 269 24:34 Peter Lewis 278 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld 1st F50 279 25:00 Julie Elmes 306 26:03 Christopher Brown 311 26:21 Sue Williamson 341 27:52 Christine Reilly 376 ran
An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
Val Kerr reports ... A great turn out of Ilkley Harriers for this league counter and another great win for Jack Wood who busy collecting trophies at the moment. Conditions were very blustery and wet underfoot although the rain kept away and the sun came out briefly. Over 200 runners took part.
From John Hayes... Another fabulous Jack Bloor race over the footpaths, bogs and flagstones of Ilkley Moor. The race has changed over the years as stone slabs have been laid on the upper part of the route (making it faster underfoot and eliminating the choice of different routes to the summit control). Surprisingly for a relatively short race, there remain some interesting route choices in the latter section of the race. Picking the right line between the last knoll and the finish, in particular, can gain you quite a few places. Huge thanks to the organisers and marshals and well done to everyone who ran it. Results ...
1 40:10 Jack Wood 7 43:35 Dave Wilby 9 43:47 Ben Sheppard 22 46:01 Jack Cummings 49 49:58 John Hayes 55 50:21 Richard Joel 60 50:41 Alistair Barlow 69 51:08 Duncan Cooper 70 51:16 Jonathan Sinclair 75 51:28 Lucy Haines 83 51:46 Malcolm Pickering 84 51:49 Kate Archer 91 52:49 Ben Joynson 94 53:08 Paddy Hagan 102 55:06 Alison Weston 105 55:15 David Foyston 107 55:54 Sarah Edwards 108 55:59 Outi Kamarainen 110 56:10 Jann Smith 112 56:13 Paul Stephens 118 57:09 Peter Haines 127 58:04 Steve Weston 136 59:19 Dave Taylor 139 59:59 Ian Marshall 149 62:06 Chloe Haines 160 64:05 Sarah Hayes 168 65:13 Joyce Marshall 171 65:21 Val Kerr 174 66:27 Anna Barlow 179 67:21 Sue Morley 182 68:03 Geoffrey White 186 68:22 Juliet Hammond 216 83:17 Sophie Brown 225 85:00 Rachel Hagan 226 finished 2nd team 1st ladies' team
An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
Congratulations to Jemima Elgood, Joanne Williamson, Lucy Williamson, and Tom Adams selected to run for Yorkshire in the fell inter-counties on 16 May ... more ...
(1 27:30 Stephen Sambu) 229 36:23 Rob Cunningham 710 45:45 Chris Cunningham 2922 48:35 David Ibbotson 25535? ran
From Hilda Coulsey ... Thousands turned out to run and it was great to see a fine contingent of Harriers. Support around the course was amazing, though calling out our names took a little getting used to (on our numbers!). As Sally says on Facebook it was HOT. I started near the 1:50 pacer but that lasted only until the first hill at mile 3 and with the 1:55 pacer passing me half way round on the ring road hill I was very pleased with my 1:56 on the day. Congratulations to all. Results ...
(1 1:11:18 Mohammad Aburezeq) 152 1:27:31 Jonathan Sinclair 282 1:31:58 Michael Duffield 303 1:30:31 Andrew Merrick 466 1:34:33 Tom Worboys 797 1:40:06 Phil Hirst 1106 1:45:16 Will Worboys 1392 1:49:31 Christine Cox 3rd F55 1751 1:45:55 Kevin Lawson 1948 1:44:34 Dave Robson 2029 1:57:23 David Green 2070 1:56:46 Hilda Coulsey 3rd F60 tbc 2:00:59 Donna Hattersley PB 3360 2:01:49 William Woodhead 4502 2:17:13 Sally Lynch 6663 finished
This was a Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
From Jonathan Schneider ... I ran the Hackney Half Marathon in a time of 1:37:48 finishing 1094th overall. The winner was Matthew Kimutai in a time of 1:03:21. In total 10267 finished. Results
Jann Smith reports on this English champs race. 6.3miles/ 3248ft.... A killer of a race in Shropshire devised especially as a Championship race. Short and fast up and down near vertical ascents to six summits in just over six miles...Tough! Results ....
(1 59:01 Tom Addison, Helm Hill) 201 1:29:54 Jann Smith 5th F40 310 finished
From Dave Wilby ... The superb Buttermere Sailbeck may be fairly short (9.4m/4300ft) but more than rivals some of the long Lakeland races in terms of overall height gain. The course offers a couple of stretches of fabulous ridge running, and the notorious climb up Causey Pike in particular is one which will stick in the memory (and the legs) for quite a while afterwards. I think I was the only Harrier at the race this year, I was pretty pleased with a 7th place finish and a PB by just under a minute, but the gnarly old mountain goats proved I've got a few pounds to lose before I can get back to competing on the tougher ascents. Put this one on your 'must-do' list, particularly if you don't mind walking downstairs backwards for a day or two afterwards! Results ....
(1 1:34:29 Simon Booth (Borrowdale) 7 1:44:30D Dave Wilby 115 finished
From Caz Farrow ... ... Despite not the best weather a few Harriers travelled over to Kirby Malham for the above. Stunning route (changed to avoid Gordale Scar due to the weather) with 9 (Mark & Rebecca Mon-Williams) & 22 mile (myself & Sharon) options & pie at the finish. Highly recommended. Results ....
9M female 1 1:30:40 Rebecca Mon-Williams 15 finished 2M female (1 3:46:10 Sally Houghton, Ripon) 2 3:50:12 Caz Farrow 20 4:53:00 Sharon Meadows 61 finished 9M male 1 1:12:27 Mark Mon-Williams 32 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... Quite a bit of parkrun tourism this week, including a win for Tom Adams at Enfield. Results ...
Cardiff (1 16:39 Michael Gaunt, North Devon AC) 26 19:02 Micheal Lomas 650 ran Grovelands, Enfield 1 15:45 Tom Adams 137 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 16:59 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders) 21 21:47 Tom Worboys 415 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 18:46 Neil Maloney, Skipton AC) 6 21:05 Lewis Carr (junior) 21 23:11 Harry Sime 22 23:11 Robert Sime 98 ran Fountains Abbey (1 17:35 Shaun Lawson, Easingwold RC) 73 25:55 Emily Elmes (junior) 74 25:56 Julie Elmes 173 ran Cleethorpes (1 18:15 Tom Sanigar, U/A) 38 25:17 John Brown 95 ran
From Will Buckton ... Two Harriers took on this BS 5.8km/180m out and back route. This was my first time at this race and it felt like a good warm-up for the BOFRA Championship season. A small field and a nice low key atmosphere. Results ....
(1 24:10 Jack Smith, Wharfedale) 28 32:27 Paddy Hagan 45 39:15 Will Buckton 63 57:04 Emily Pearson 64 finished
(1 15:03 Jamil Parapia, Otley) 2 15:04 Tom Adams 22 16:49 Ruaridh Mon-Williams 60 17:50 Cameron Reilly 61 17:44 Mark Mon-Williams 68 18:08 Steve Weston 69 18:09 Sally Morley 72 18:14 Mark Iley 90 18:50 Richard Joel 104 19:10 Arthur Reilly 111 19:21 Steve Newell 116 19:24 Ben Joynson 127 19:36 Tom Worboys 134 19:49 Jann Smith 1st F45 147 20:09 Malcolm Pickering 164 20:28 Geoff Howard 1st V70 181 20:53 Harry Stead 205 21:39 Nicky Hopwood 212 21:49 Andrew Wilson 225 22:23 Helen Waddington 263 23:49 Nick Mellor 275 24:09 Paul Sugden 279 24:14 Peter Lewis 299 24:58 Petra Bijsterveld 317 25:55 Christopher Brown 331 27:02 Christine Reilly 378 finished
From Peter Lewis ... Helen Waddington (2nd FV45) and Petra Bijsterveld (2nd FV50) with their YVAA 5Km road championship awards.
A record 412 runners and a super event, we hear, at the first Harrogate League race, in Harrogate. The next League race is in Guiseley on Thu 21 May - if you plan to run but do not yet have a League number you'll need to get one from Andrew Sheldon soon.
(1 33:00 Mike Burrett, Harrogate) 3 33:40 Jack Wood 53 40:54 David Brown 71 42:10 Tom Worboys 77 42:35 Ben Joynson 99 43:48 Philip Hurst 122 45:11 Paul Stephens 133 45:51 Will Worboys 167 47:38 Julie Watson 168 47:39 Adrian Weatherly 176 47:56 David Ibbotson 179 47:59 Jane Bryant 186 48:18 Jean Sullivan 197 48:49 Caroline Craske 235 50:32 Stephanie Fox 237 50:40 Christine Cox 239 50:46 Will Buckton 260 51:54 Allison Ricci 267 52:08 Peter Lewis 278 52:29 Paul Sugden 280 52:35 James Rochfort 283 52:46 Geoffrey White 288 52:55 Hilda Coulsey 296 53:17 Julie Elmes 303 53:29 Sandra Rochfort 331 55:57 Sue Williamson 350 57:34 Emma O'Looney 367 59:57 Natalie York 380 60:42 Claire Murphy 381 61:04 Don Macrae 399 65:02 Laura Dawes 412 ran
An Ilkley Harriers Race League counter.
(1 1:05:47 Keith Holmes, Dark Peak) 22 1:10:51 Paul Calderbank 63 1:26:46 Sue Morley 85 ran
And a huge turnout of junior Harriers for the Championship races there, results and report on the junior pages soon.
From Ben Sheppard ... Apparently it's usually sunny for this race. Not this year, when blizzards made route finding difficult between the tops of Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Old Man on this 8 mile course with 3,000 ft ascent and a hair raising descent. Surprisingly there were only 5 retirements out of 235 starters and all got home safely. Course record holder and now veteran Ian Holmes stuck close to winner Tom Addison and second place Ted Mason.
From Alison ... Winter is still here it would seem going up Wetherlam on Bank Holiday weekend! A brilliant race though navigation was a bit tricky on the tops. I made the mistake of hanging onto a group of runners in the mist who suddenly stopped and said they didn't know which way to go. My head was saying one way but map and compass said another! Descent wet and wicked but thankfully quite short.
(1 1:12:32 Ted Addison, Helm Hill) 35 1:29:23 Ben Sheppard 108 1:46:04 Alison Weston 172 2:00:00 Jamie Partovi 186 2:03:47 Will Buckton 230 finished
From Petra Bijsterveld ... A win for Jack Wood at Woodhouse Moor this week, and a flurry of PB's all round. Results ...
Leeds Woodhouse Moor 1 16:32 Jack Wood PB 21 18:34 Cameron Reilly (junior) PB 187 25:04 John Marshall 451 ran Cardiff (1 16:31 Joseph Beech, U/A) 9 18:07 Mark Mon-Williams 60 21:20 Rebecca Mon-Williams PB 493 ran Bradford Lister Park (1 17:10 Tom Collinge, Queensbury RC) 131 25:37 Alex Hyde PB 158 26:31 Petra Bijsterveld 506 ran Harrogate Stray (1 16:29 Reece Dalton, Ripon Runners) 169 26:27 Emily Elmes (junior) 172 26:34 Julie Elmes 377 ran Skipton Aireville Park (1 17:10 Matthew Thompson, Southport Waterloo AC) 4 18:49 Oscar Stapleton (junior) PB 11 20:35 Tom Worboys 35 22:40 Harry Sime PB 36 22:42 Robert Sime PB 42 23:12 Reuben Foster (junior) 72 25:53 Jacob Smithson (junior) 84 26:26 Charlotte Smithson 164 ran